My favorite places to go in Spokane Pet-Friendly!

My favorite places to go in Spokane Pet-Friendly!

Otis Woodward, unofficial mascot for the mayor’s office, no phone number available

Monday, August 22, 2022 at 4:23 p.m.

My favorite places to go in Spokane Pet-Friendly!

Hello everyone! My name is Otis and I have the best mom in the world. Not only does my mom love me and spend time playing with me, but she also runs the coolest town, Spokane! You guessed it; my mother is Mayor Woodward.

A little about me: I’m a mix of doodles and a rescue from the Superior Animal Sanctuary. Everyone at the shelter was so kind to me while I waited for my forever home. Once the mayor adopted me, I started loving my brand new family. In my spare time, I love learning to swim, snuggling up on the couch, and even going to the dog park!

Now, enough about me, I’m here to tell you how Spokane just became the third city in Washington to be Pet-Friendly City Certified! Thanks to Mars Petcare and the Better cities for pets program, we are now part of a small group of cities nationwide that are recognized for their efforts to make Spokane welcoming not only to our humans, but also to our pets!

The assessment included reviewing the usability of our parks, businesses, accommodations, and overall accessibility for me and my four-legged friends. In our city we have many friendly places for pets like me. With over 87 city parks and 4 state parks, we’re welcome to explore and sniff at our leisure (as long as we’re on a leash). In addition to this, there are many pet-friendly businesses and breweries such as West Brick and NoLi! As more and more businesses here in Spokane allow pets, I can spend my day doing fun activities with my family. I’m especially excited for my first day of dog soaking at Spokane Parks and Recreation, where I can jump into the pools just before they close at the end of the season!

Since being rescued, some of my favorite things to do in Spokane are:

  1. Go to Bark! A rescue pub and hang out while my family eats and donates to the rescue
  2. Run around the dog park and get super excited for the opening of the new urban dog park at Riverfront Park
  3. And after that, visiting my favorite food truck, Go get Barkery (they make the best treats)

Now that we are a recognized Pet City, we have the opportunity to secure funding for a project that will help make Spokane better for pets like me and our owners. Stay tuned to find out what this project could be and how it will directly help animals like me here in our community. In the meantime, check out Better cities for pets and find out what different cities across the country are doing to help our pets!

If you are a pet-friendly business and would like the official seal to let people know that me and my furry friends can enter, please email [email protected] so we can help you. send the logo!

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